Monday, 12 August 2019

Bloom & Grow by Stampin' Up! Wedding card

Hi my crafty friends

I hope you're well. I'm a little late with my blog post and video as I spent Sunday in the garden and with friends.

Today I'm sharing cards made with the lovely Bloom & Grow stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The Budding Blooms dies co-ordinate with this photopolymer set and at the moment you can purchase them together as a bundle and save 10%!

The card below is the one I make in my latest tutorial which you can watch by clicking the link below. It is another example of #simplestamping (which believe it or not I find a real struggle) and I think it's really stylist and elegant.
Supplies:
Thick whisper white card base cut @ 21cm x 14.9cm, scored at 10.5cm.
Whisper white card cut @ 9.5cm x 13.9cm.
Bloom & Grow stamp set
Memento black ink
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny apple green, Petal Pink blender pens (all light)
Basic adhesive backed sequins (pearl white)
Below is a card we made in class this week. The Calypso Coral layer is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder - I do love this folder. Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral blender pens were used to colour the images. The ribbon is textured weave in granny apple green and the sentiment is heat embossed with black emboss powder. Happiness Blooms enamel dots and retired pearls add the finishing touch.
Below is my first attempt at a floating frame card - it was fiddly but well worth the effort. I first saw the technique demonstrated by the very talented Jennifer McGuire from the USA but have only just had a go. Each of the three floral images were stamped twice, coloured with blender pens and die cut with the Budding Blooms dies. I arranged them on a piece of scrap paper using temporary adhesive and die cut the appeture in the middle using one of the layering squares dies, trimmed the edges and then made the two cards adding the die cuts with dimensionals on thick whisper white card bases.
Below is another card using this set. The base is So Saffron and the whisper white layer is again embossed with the subtles folder. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold on a Stitched Shapes oval diecut. The main focal flowers are also heat embossed in gold on watercolour paper and coloured with aqua painters and reinkers. The smaller flowers were stamped and heat embossed before using the subtles embossing folder so they appear to be beneath the diecut focal image. I had a few stray bits of gold heat embossing which I covered with tiny butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in September.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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Sunday, 4 August 2019

A Little Lace by Stampin' Up! - #simple stamping (and heat embossing)

Hello my crafty friends,

I hope you've had a good week - mine has been another busy one. Luckily, I found a few hours to "play" in my craft room, making some cards and designing projects for my card classes this coming Thursday and Saturday.

Today, I'm sharing cards featuring the gorgeous A Little Lace stamp set which at the moment you can purchase with two dies as a bundle and save 10%. The cling stamp set has some wonderful images and sentiments and the dies are absolutely stunning. This first card is clean and simple with a touch of elegance (in my humble opinion) and created with just two stamps.
I love a bit of heat embossing and white heat embossing on Crumb Cake card is wonderful.

To make this card you need:-
Crumb Cake card cut @ 14.9cm x 21m  - scored @ 10.5cm (5-7/8" x 8-1/4" - scored at 4-1/8").
Crumb Cake card cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm (4" x 5-5/8")
E Block
Versamark
White Heat Embossing powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends (light and dark)
Magnolia Lane combo ribbon pack - 21cm (8-1/4") of the Linen with white edges ribbon

Click below to watch how easy it is to make this stunning card:-
Below is the first card I made with the largest stamp and is a simple one layer birthday card.
The sentiment on the front is from Varied Vases and inside the Perennial Birthday stamp sets.
The card base on the next card is also Crumb Cake with Very Vanilla matting layers cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm (4" x 5-5/8") for the front and inside the card
For this card I stamped the largest image 3 times in Rich Razzleberry classic ink and spread the ink with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.  The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of very vanilla and punched out with the Pretty Label punch before being layered on an Everyday Label punched from a piece of Rich Razzleberry card. Beneath both of these is a piece of Burlap Ribbon. Gold Faceted gems are added to the centre of the flowers.
Inside the border stamp is added in Crumb Cake to either side of the Very Vanilla panel. The sentiment and hearts are stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

The next card is copied / inspired from the annual catalogue. How lovely and delicate is that piece of Whisper White, layered on top of the Bermuda Bay card base.  The hearts are die cut from Rich Razzleberry using the Stitched Labels dies.
I made the card below a few weeks ago for a friend who had invited me to her wedding. She's a purple girl like me. It was impossible to show in a photograph but the purple layer (Gorgeous Grape card) has been sprayed with my home made shimmer paint so is wonderfully sparkly. I used the edge die to cut the piece in two but ended up using both.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the links in this post, the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in August.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

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Sunday, 28 July 2019

Love You to Pieces

Hello my crafty friends

Today I'm sharing some cards made with the Love You to Pieces stamps set and Puzzle Pieces dies.
I've made a quick video which you will find below so you can see just how quick and easy it was to make this first card. This is #simplestamping at it's best just stamps, ink and some cardstock (ok and a few sequins). I love the way these two colours from the Brights collection from Stampin' Up! go together - Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo. In the video I said that I'd add some hearts to the inside and promptly forgot .... brain not working properly these days!! Anyway this is what the finished article looks like.
Flirty Flamingo card cut @ 21cm x 15.9cm scored @ 10.5cm (8-1/4" x 5-7/8" scored @ 4-1/8") (for the base)
Granny Apple Green card cut @ 14.4cm x 10cm (5-5/8" x 4")
Whisper White card cut @ 13.9cm x 9.5cm (5-3/8" x 3-3/4") for outside
                                           14.4cm x 10cm (5-5/8" x 4") for inside
Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green classic inks and Stampin' Write Markers
Iridescent Sequin Assortment
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Simply Shammy
Take a Pick Tool

Below is exactly the same card using two other colours from the Brights collection - Gorgeous Grape and Coastal Cabana. I absolutely love these two colour together - so vibrant.
Click on the video below. I would love to know what you think so please do leave me a comment either here or on YouTube. I'm so grateful to each and everyone that has subscribed to my channel. I'm up to 639, the next milestone is 1,000. My mum asked if it was free to subscribe and it is - as I explained to her, by subscribing and clicking on the little bell beside the subscribe button you will be notified by YouTube when I post a new video. Did I say it's FREE so go on what are you waiting for!!
Below is a lovely wedding card made using one of the Puzzle Pieces dies. Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Whisper White card. The sentiments (on the front and inside) are heat embossed with Black embossing powder. Stitched nested labels dies created the label on the front.
The sentiments and little flower are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch dies. The Tufted 3D embossing folder, which sadly isn't available at the moment, created the background. On the inside the hearts are made with a retired punch.
The last card is inspired by a card in last year's annual catalogue, they are a great source of inspiration to me when I'm blocked creatively.  It again uses two colours from the Brights collection - Daffodil Delight and Melon Mango - don't they just pop. The strip of DSP is from the Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper stack - the words printed are "inspire, create, share, repeat" isn't that cute?  It looks complicated but really isn't if you'd like me to do a video tutorial leave a comment below.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used for these cards simply click on the links in the post or the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. You can also click here for a general browse but remember to use the July Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in August.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

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